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Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan

Update for 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hire and train several thousand air traffic controllers over the next decade. FAA's controller workforce reached 13,693 in fiscal 2022. The FAA hired 1,026 new controllers in fiscal 2022, and has hired more than 5,200 controllers over the last five years. The details are in the eighteenth annual update to the Controller Workforce Plan.

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